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Probe head for food quality measurement

Probe head for food quality measurement

Within the food and feed industry there is an increasing awareness that optimised production process control is necessary to maintain a competitive edge. However, a premise for control is process feedback - in this case measured food quality parameters.

Prediktor, a company specialised in optimising industrial processes, suggested serving several measuring points with one spectrometer, the most expensive component, using a fibre multiplexer. For this to be useful it was necessary to make a measurement probe head.

SINTEF designed and tested the probe head. Emphasis was put on making a flexible design to comply with different measurement situations, which could be remotely controlled, and which would supply spectra with high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) under all expected measurement conditions. The probe head is complete with built-in light source and calibration.


Probe used for measuring food quality parameters.

Published 12 November 2014
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Project duration

01/01/2008 - 01/12/2008